bowel infection

bowel infection

A nonspecific lay term for almost any condition or symptom of the bowels, regardless of whether a pathogen is suspected or not; acute colitis is the loose equivalent of bowel infection.

bowel infection

1. Gastroenteritis, see there.
2. Colitis, see there.

Patient discussion about bowel infection

Q. Can Alcoholism makes you vulnerable to intestine infections? A friend of mine is a heavy drinker, he had something like 5 infections in the past year. Is it connected?

A. yes

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Sayanna, who needed 13 blood transfusions, had a bleed on the brain, kidney failure, pneumonia, collapsed lungs and a bowel infection that led her to stop feeding.
Arnie then had a bowel infection and blood poisoning, both of which were life-threatening.
Clostridium difficile is a serious bowel infection whose symptoms include copious watery diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain.
Otherwise, it could be a bowel infection but this is often secondary to an underlying cause.
Three weeks later, Jenson was moved to the Birmingham Children's Hospital after suffering a bowel infection.
Soap and water are also better than sanitisers at removing germs such as clostridium difficile (which causes a serious bowel infection).
Stephen Johnson, 14, who was paralysed from the waist down and had dreams of becoming a Paralympian, died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack as a result of a bowel infection.
At this point haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS) was considered the most likely cause preceded by a bowel infection."
From June, the second dose of Meningitis C, currently given at four months, is being withdrawn and replaced with a dose given in adolescence, while from July babies will be vaccinated through oral drops against rotavirus, a common bowel infection which can require hospital treatment.
Through four rounds of chemo, a severe bowel infection, and a possible heart transplant, that was one of the many hard decisions that Richard and Ruth Ann faced in Mark's year-long struggle.
Crohn himself believed that the condition was due to a bacterial infection, probably the Mycobacterium paratuberculosum, related to the causative organism of tuberculosis and similar to the bacterium responsible for a bowel infection in cows called Johne's disease.